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Crews working to restore power to 19,000 in southwest Alabama after storms

A large oak tree fell onto the home of Amber Sellers on Center Street in Citronelle Friday morning during severe weather. (Willie Gray/Call News)

Staff Report

Severe thunderstorms sweeping across north Mobile County knocked down trees and knocked out power to thousands of Alabama Power customers Friday morning.

The severe weather left 19,000 customers without power in southwest Alabama, including 6,500 in Mobile County, 2,300 in Citronelle and 200 in Saraland, according to Alabama Power spokesperson Beth Thomas.

Crews working to make repairs and restore service got the total number without power down to 6,800 by Friday afternoon, according to Alabama Power’s online outage map.

Additional severe thunderstorms are expected late Friday afternoon and Friday night capable of producing winds exceeding 60 mph, large hail and possibly tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service in Mobile.

To see the outage map, visit Customers can also sign up for outage alerts to receive personalized updates on power restoration, Thomas said.

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